quick broad question. Does the REST API in Magento 2 still accept XML input? According to the introduction, it does. But further on in the documentation, there is no mention. I have been able to receive XML Formatted data (product) but I have not been able to submit any new products.

If this is still possible, is there any documentation I have overlooked?

  • Could you share your request XML and code ? Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 21:10

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Yes, the REST API supports payloads in XML format, but it turns out they need to be specially wrapped in magento_api tags. The content-type will also need to be set to application/xml. Here's an example on how to create a customer:

            <city>New York</city>
               <region>New York</region>
               <element>125 Oak Ave</element>
      <email>[email protected]</email>

Note that array data members will need their own tags, like the element tags in the example above.

Apologies for this miss in documentation, and we will work on adding this info to the topic!

  • On behalf of myself and my client, I like to thank you very much. All the best!
    – Erik Ros
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 23:13
  • When trying this out, I discovered that the actual root node name is irrelevant: you can use <magento_api>, <root> or whatever. Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 17:20
  • @mkotov can u help me on this magento.stackexchange.com/questions/296960/… Commented Nov 28, 2019 at 9:45

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